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... the first time ever that we have had a bar owner buy us a drink then as we left they wanted to hug and kiss us. It was very cool. We headed home for the night with the problem of not being able to access the water, €5 for 10 minutes, unfortunately the machine didn't like any of our cards and cash was not an option. There were a few other campers around so Brendan headed next door to have a chat with old ...
... no passenger facilities but it
would do and would save us the long drive home from Dover in the
morning. After a single drink, I was ready to sleep. We were kicked
out of the restaurant so they could close it and found a reclining
chair in the lounge. It was impossible to get comfortable, in a
draught and with the door constantly banging nearby. We gave up
after some hours and eventually found peace sleeping on the floor in
the children's play area.
... In the town of Bretteville, a little over a hundred Royal Winnipeg Rifles taken prisoner were told to get on their knees with their backs to the Germans. All of them were shot in the back of the head. Our next stop was a field where the battle for control of the town of Buron. In this battle Canadians found themselves in a position of loss and surrendered. The Hitler Youth played a major role in this battle - rules of warfare were not ...
... Omaha which nearly brings tears to your eyes. Then Pointe du Hoc where the Rangers stormed 90 foot cliffs. 93 of about 200 made it, apparently.
A BEAUTIFUL day
Her take on the day (2 days actually)
After another great night's sleep, we left Honfleur and headed for the D Day Beaches. It was another wet start to the day ...
... over walls and gardens with geraniums and many other flowers providing a bright contrast.
At Golden Beach you see the remains of Mulberry Harbour with bits of the floating breakwater, pontoons, and pier in the bay like whales sunning themselves. In the photo you see a couple close up which in low tide are on the sand, and if you look carefully you can see more in the distance punctuating the horizon line. It is amazing to think how clever Churchill was ...